By Edward J. Lenik
The Indians of northeastern North the United States are recognized to us essentially via studies and outlines written through ecu explorers, clergy, and settlers, and during archaeological facts. an extra worthwhile resource of knowledge is the translation of rock paintings photos and their dating to local peoples for recording functional issues or info, as expressions in their legends and religious traditions, or as basic doodling or graffiti. the photographs during this booklet attach us on to the Indian peoples of the Northeast, commonly Algonkian tribes inhabiting jap Pennsylvania, Maryland and the reduce Potomac River Valley, long island, New Jersey, the six New England States, and Atlantic Canada. Lenik presents an entire diversity of rock paintings appearances within the research region, together with a few dendroglyphs, pictographs, and a range of moveable rock items. through delivering an entire research and synthesis of the information, together with the kinds and distribution of the glyphs, and interpretations in their aspiring to the local peoples, Lenik unearths a wealth of latest info at the tradition and lifeways of the Indians of the Northeast.
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Moved from the river are illustrated in Figure 22. The rock surface also contained initials, numbers, and various lines apparently made by Europeans. These elements were purposely excluded from the drawings in order to feature the Indian-made glyphs. In the top left panel of Figure 22 is the image of a bison with a cross-hatched body. A spear appears to penetrate the body of the animal. To the right of the bison is a human figure holding a club or axe while apparently running toward the animal.
Incised petroglyphs from Saint Francois River, Bromptonville, Quebec, Canada. Solid black areas indicate cracked surfaces in the rock. Drawing by T. Fitzpatrick. moved from the river are illustrated in Figure 22. The rock surface also contained initials, numbers, and various lines apparently made by Europeans. These elements were purposely excluded from the drawings in order to feature the Indian-made glyphs. In the top left panel of Figure 22 is the image of a bison with a cross-hatched body. A spear appears to penetrate the body of the animal.
But they are frequently so ridiculous and improbable, that it is a matter of surprise, how they should be able to in- Culturally Altered Trees / 25 vent such unaccountable fictions. The warriors sometimes paint their own deeds and adventures; for instance, the number of prisoners or scalps taken; the number of troops they commanded, and such as fell in battle. Other paints point out the places, where a company of Indians have been hunting, showing the nights they spent there, the number of deer, bears, &c.